Advanced Accident Investigation & Reporting

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Advanced Accident Investigation & Reporting

“If You Think Safety is Expensive – Try an Accident”

Scheduled Dates

17 - 21 Jun 2024 Online $3,950
30 Sep - 04 Oct 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

In spite of all our best efforts, accidents and incidents occasionally occur. These unplanned or undesired events can adversely affect a company’s work operations and may include work-related injuries, occupational illnesses, property damage, spills and fires. Critically, all incidents should therefore be thoroughly investigated demonstrating a proven company-wide process of efficiency and effectiveness linked to the Safety Management System (SMS). The more serious the incident the more extensive the investigation.

However, even a minor incident or near-miss incident also requires a thorough investigation as this may reveal significant potential for a serious future incident should the conditions be left uncorrected. While incidents seem to happen for obvious reasons, there may be things that contribute to an accident which are not always immediately apparent. Attendance on this PetroKnowledge online training course on Advanced Accident Investigation & Reporting will provide you with the confidence and necessary professionalism to enable a thorough Accident Investigation as soon as practicable after the event.

This online training course will highlight:

  • Why and Who conducts an Investigation?
  • Investigation Methodology, the Essential Six-Step Process
  • Characteristics of an Effective Incident / Accident Analysis Programme
  • The Two Major Components that contribute to the Cause of an Incident
  • Why Investigations must be Constructive, Professional, Credible and Timely
  • Safety Management Systems on Promoting a Pro-Active Safety Culture

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

At the end of this online training course, you will learn to:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills required to investigate all adverse events
  • Understand the causes of accidents and ill-health
  • Understand the elements that combine to form an accident
  • Develop confidence & professionalism in investigating, interviewing & reporting
  • Ensure all employees & contractors are aware of the SMS and ‘Safety Culture’
  • Apply the legal requirements and company procedures

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course For?

This online training course is suitable for those officers who may become involved in these investigation as well as Managers wishing to have a deeper knowledge of this process and crucially how it affects the interpretation of the law, regulations and company procedures. This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • HSE Officers
  • Supervisors
  • Inspectors
  • Advisors
  • Auditors
  • Team Leaders / Managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.

Organisational Impact

This online training course will provide solutions for the organisation’s workforce to adopt a systematic approach to determining why an accident or incident has occurred and the steps you need to take to make sure it does not happen again.

  • Confident and professional team able to conduct a thorough Accident Investigation as soon as practicable after the event
  • Strategies for reducing Human Error
  • Building a safer organisation by considering all causal factors, both direct and indirect
  • A clear understanding of how and why things went wrong
  • Identify any deficiencies in your Risk Control Management System

Personal Impact

Attendance at this online training course will enable participants to confidently answer the statement “What happened, and what can we do to prevent this from happening again?”

  • Provide you with the tools necessary to properly complete Advanced Accident Investigations
  • Identify the complete range of benefits of Accident Investigations
  • Fully understanding the six steps of Accident Investigations and Reporting
  • How to establish rapport with witnesses and obtain factual statements
  • How to produce and present a professional Final Accident Report

Daily Agenda

Day One: Incident and Accident Theories

  • Incident & Accident Analysis Overview, exploring Accident Theory
  • Identify Accident and Incident Causation Factors
  • What are the necessary conditions for an accident to happen?
  • Unsafe Acts vs. Unsafe Conditions: Avoiding the “Blame Game”
  • Role of the HSE Team Leader and A Trained and Prepared Workforce During an Investigation
  • Links between Risk Assessment and Incident Investigation
  • Factors that contribute towards establishing a good safety culture?
  • Case Studies – organisations who survived and those who failed

Day Two: Investigation Methodology

  • Six-Step Accident Investigation Process
  • Scene Protection and Examination - Who should be involved at this stage?
  • Listen and Learn, and Learn to Look and Listen More
  • The Importance of Note Taking vs. Reliance on Memory
  • Scene Photographs (+video) and Sketching – equipment required
  • Case Studies

Day Three: Root Cause Analysis

  • What is the “Root Cause” and Why is it important?
  • Basic vs. Root Cause: Getting from “effect” to “cause”
  • What questions to ask to confirm “Root Cause”?
  • From Root Cause to Prevention
  • Consider the Human Error Issues
  • Help to Establish and Maintain Regulatory Due Diligence
  • The Role of Policies, Equipment and Training on Accident Prevention
  • Case Studies

Day Four: Interviewing Techniques, Facts, Evidence & Witness Statements

  • Purpose and Preparation for the Interview
  • Who Conducts the Interview?
  • Where to Conduct an Interview?
  • Building Rapport with the Witness
  • Obtaining Witness Statements
  • Forms and Format
  • Inculpatory and Exculpatory Statements
  • Group Exercise (Obtaining Statements)

Day Five: Report Writing & Practical Exercises

  • Forms, Format and Structure
  • Effective Writing Skills – simple, self-explanatory and straightforward
  • Writing the Report – the aim is to persuade and seek action
  • Help to Prevent Recurrence – cost savings (human and financial)
  • Class exercise - Accident Investigation based on case study
  • Class exercise - Produce the outline of a suitable report from the above


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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GLOMACS Training

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Oxford Management Centre

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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